• 2000 AD

    Jul 3, 2015

    Although this movie was enjoyable from start to finish, it still lacked something to make it an above average thriller, while the few surprises in store make it unlikely to be viewed more than once.

  • A Fighter’s Blues

    Mar 12, 2015

    Perhaps if the story were more involving or it contained better action, it might have been more appealing. As it stands though, it’s really only going to serve as a quick fix for hardcore Andy Lau fans.

  • And I Hate You So

    Feb 17, 2015

    ‘And I Hate You So’ could and should have been much better; instead the viewer is left with a good film that simply didn’t realise its full potential.

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite

    Feb 21, 2015

    Despite his attempts to look beneath the surface of Korea, Bong Joon-Ho is unable to sink his teeth into anything too substantial though

  • Battle Royale

    Feb 21, 2015

    ‘Battle Royale’ is a fast paced, intense and emotionally charged film that goes where most filmmakers would never dare and produces a highly recommended movie for fans of all genres.

  • Blood: The Last Vampire

    Feb 24, 2015

    Perhaps if the series had been completed it may have been bordering on the “classic” status, but as a standalone movie there are just far too many plot holes for it to fully succeed.

  • Brother

    Feb 26, 2015

    ‘Brother’ is a very classy film with some powerful moments that are eloquently shot and acted through the eyes of Takeshi Kitano.

  • China Strike Force

    Feb 28, 2015

    It’s worth watching, but will not go down as the best film that Hong Kong has produced in recent years – far from it in fact.

  • Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner!

    Mar 1, 2015

    There is no doubt that this quirky and engrossing production has its faults; not all of the loose ends are successfully tied up and those that are seem to work out a little too neatly.

  • Comeuppance

    Mar 1, 2015

    The style and substance of ‘Comeuppance’ are in well-balanced equilibrium as neither overtakes the other, but there is still something indefinable that proves to be obvious by the time the credits roll.

  • Conman In Tokyo

    Mar 1, 2015

    This isn’t the best ever Hong Kong movie – it isn’t even the best ever Hong Kong gambling movie – but it could have been much worse.

  • Crazy Lips

    Oct 9, 2016

    ‘Crazy Lips’ exists as a curiosity piece for people who adore bizarro Japanese cinema infused with nonsensical plotting and an abundance of sleaze.

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Mar 3, 2015

    The fights are almost seamlessly integrated and amongst some of the best on offer for a few years even if they are not new by Jade screen standards.

  • Ditto

    Mar 8, 2015

    The Korean hit makes ample use of the fine chemistry between its two main stars and the inherent interest generated by such a workable premise.

  • Fist Power

    Mar 13, 2015

    ‘Fist Power’ is a very thin framework onto which a few interesting action scenes are hung and should not be treated as a classic of the genre.

  • For Bad Boys Only

    Mar 14, 2015

    The film though has some good special effects and does retain a certain entertainment value, but it stands as a masterclass in the way a director’s lack of self-control can hinder a film’s progress.

  • Gen-Y Cops

    Mar 16, 2015

    For all the plot holes and script deficiencies, this is an excellent slice of Hong Kong entertainment with a return to the edict of fun film-making that made the 80’s stand out.

  • Help!!!

    Mar 23, 2015

    Not a Brunel intellectual challenge, this is a recommended satirical comedy, easy to enjoy and a feather in the cap of Johnnie To’s varied filmography.

  • Il Mare

    Mar 28, 2015

    This gentle, emollient romantic drama is further proof of my never-ending mantra that, at their very best, no film-making industry can tap into the softer emotions better than Asian cinema.

  • In The Mood For Love

    Mar 28, 2015

    A good but not great film, as visually it works beautifully, but the pacing of the direction conflicts with the pace at which the story actually develops.

  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

    Apr 1, 2015

    Don’t expect a constant, action packed thrill ride but do expect an engrossing character piece that just unfortunately lays on some of its points a little too hard.

  • Juliet In Love

    Apr 2, 2015

    ‘Juliet In Love’ could be well-described as a economic and perhaps minimal love story; there are no grand gestures or over-the-top histrionics.

  • Killers From Beijing

    Apr 3, 2015

    There really is very little reason to recommend ‘Killers From Beijing’ as it is disappointing on just about every level of competent film-making.

  • Marooned

    Apr 20, 2015

    While ‘Marooned’ is never especially exciting, it is well-paced and character-driven – a trait that is rewarding for those who stay the course.